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NEWS: Cubs DFA Brach, Make Room for Hamels Ahead of Start

The Chicago Cubs designated RHP Brad Brach for assignment today ahead of their 1:20pm first pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers. This move makes room for Cole Hamels to re-join the roster and take the bump against the I-94 rivals.

The Chicago Cubs designated RHP Brad Brach for assignment today ahead of their 1:20pm first pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers. This move makes room for Cole Hamels to re-join the roster and take the bump against the I-94 rivals.

This move is incredibly beneficial to the Cubs. After Brach’s struggles this year, and the emergence of RHP Roman Wick, the Cubs made the decision to keep their best roster intact. Wick has been significantly better than Brach since being called up from Triple-A Iowa.

This is ultimately the best move ahead of today’s game. For reference, here is today’s lineup:

Fun fact readers, I called Brach being the man to be DFA’d ahead of Hamels’ return on last night’s Cubs On Tap episode. All links are present here.

Take a listen to Cubs On Tap ahead of today’s game and catch up on your Cubs news, thoughts and ideas!


Featured Photo: Gene J. Puskar/AP

Work as an accountant by day. Huge Chicago sports fan. Played college football and only wish I could skate well enough to play hockey. Twitter: @rnldluce Instagram: @rnldluce

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